Afghan Girls Can Kick


"Afghan Girls Can Kick" is an intimate fly-on-the-wall documentary portrait of teenage girls breaking the stereotypes set for them by intensely conservative Afghan society, in some cases escaping grinding poverty, gaining self-esteem and confidence as players in Afghanistan's first ever women's national football team.

Produced, directed and filmed by Bahareh Hosseini



BBC World, BBC Persian TV, NDTV India, DBS/YES TV Israel, Globsat Brazil


Screenings and awards

Winner of Best Documentary Awards at the Garden State Film Festival and Best Documentary Feature at the Film Directing For Women film festival

  • World premiere at IDFA, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

  • North American premiere at Montreal Human Rights Film Festival

  • FrauenFilmTage Vienna, Austria,

  • One World Film Festival Prague, Czech Republic,

  • Movies That Matter Festival, an initiative of the Dutch section of Amnesty International Amsterdam & Den Haag, The Netherlands,

  • Winner of Best documentary award at the Garden State Film Festival, USA,

  • DOXA Documentary Film Festival Vancouver, Canada,

  • Film South Asia  Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, USA

  • Afghanistan Filmfestival at Filmhaus Cologne, Germany

  • One World Film Festival Bratislava, Slovakia

  • VIVISECTfest Turin, Italy